Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 April 2016

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwesterly 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 Saturday morning then becoming southeast 25 to 35 Saturday afternoon.

Periods of rain beginning early Saturday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 April 2016
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 1 metre building to 2 Saturday morning and to 3 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 April 2016
Sunday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25.
Tuesday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 29 April 2016

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 29 April 2016 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line north-south
over Hecate Strait.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Saturday weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over northern Vancouver Island.

At 8:00 a.m. PDT Saturday frontal system located over western Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Saturday weakening frontal system located on a
line northeast-southwest over northwestern Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 PM PDT 29 April 2016 A building ridge of high pressure over the North Coast this evening
will produce strong to gale force west to northwest winds over
southern waters. Winds will ease to moderate to strong overnight as
the ridge weakens and settles over Northern Vancouver Island.

A frontal system will approach Bowie this evening and move onto the
North Coast by Saturday afternoon. Gale force southeasterly winds
will develop ahead of the front over northern waters later tonight
and will continue into Saturday.

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